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Rhythms Of Life


Published January 10, 2012


"Rhythms Of Life" is a 10 song experimental/avant-garde jazz album written in notation/electronic sheet music.  The songs on the album are arranged in order according to the flow and feel of the album as a whole.

The Theme of "Rhythms Of Life" is a perspective of my life over the last year and expresses the dynamics, emotions and experiences of family issues, foreseeing future events, reminiscing of great times, traps and schemes of work/job, asking for a miracle to save a loved ones life, having some one you love deeply pass away, when life is moving in a good rhythm, the patterns of day to day life, and the needing to re-find a cohesive bond in a long term relationship.



Date 2012-01-10
Source http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Balogh/none_given_1898/


Reviews

Reviewer: S.E.W. - - January 16, 2013
Subject: Reviews By (Frost Click, Recent Music Heroes and Canili D' Adda)
Frost Click:

Get in touch with your senses as Jared C. Balogh's Rhythms of Life take you on a transcendent journey of emotions and life experiences.

Jared C. Balogh is a musician/composer from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He's also a member of the American Composers Forum. He had released numerous albums and have already collaborated with artists like Lezet, Hal McGee, Kawol and The Merricks, to name a few.

Started in July 2010 and released last January 10 under Happy Puppy Records, this musical project offers 10 tracks of experimental/ avant-garde songs written in notation or electronic sheet music.

First few minutes along the album and you'll see its heavy foundation in jazz music. It’s basically a collection of Balogh's life experiences and emotions of last year, interpreted in ambient musical pieces.

Kicking things off is Bridging and Mending which approaches with an uplifting and playful piano ensemble. Witty tunes induce a fun vibe all throughout the track.

Experimenting with a classical tune, Provident Winds follows with fast strums that will transport you to images of a prancing ballerinas. The Same Old Traps and Schemes, on the other hand, delves on a more theatrical sonic element. I personally like how Balogh played with all the aspect of every instrument in order to retell a story to the listeners.

Tracks like Profound Groove on the Rise, Good Morning Good Evening, and Morning Grind Evening Chill, showcase how the artist enforced no limitation on the possibilities that can be created with his music. Whether its improvising, writing with instruments, or composing in notation on music programs.

Overall, Jared C. Balogh's Rhythms of Life is a very personal album to the artist and also to the listeners as each piece is rooted and carved from real life feelings and experiences. It is a collection that will touch anybody, anywhere in the world.

Recent Music Heroes:

(9.2 out of 10 rating) there are up 10 pieces involving two main templates made up of the chords of double bass and improvised sequences of piano which at times are variegated with vibraphones and a sensible amount of electronica (indeed, resembling of such post-rock-related groups as Tortoise, The Dylan Group, Mice Parade). Mostly Jared C. Balogh (an US-based producer and header of the Altered State Reflections Records) is intended to find out the balance between joyous progressions and more murkily composed appearances, or drifting between repetition-heavy patterns and incessantly variable array of chords, or the listener can detect the ideological fight between notated chords and more improvised endeavours. The result is highly enjoyable by any means. And do not forget - it is not a sort of muzak. Give your approach to it.

Canili D'Adda:

Balogh è un artista eclettico, la cui vena produttiva si dirama in molteplici direzioni, dai quadri, alle immagini passando per video arrivando alla musica. In alcuni casi queste strade paiono incrociarsi creando qualcosa di nuovo, qualcosa di personale e unico. La sua espressività è in continuo movimento, lavoro e ricerca, ma la strada musicale sembra esser quella più utilizzata. Numerosi sono gli album, ep e singoli prodotti direttamente da lui, a cui si aggiungono i brani dei Trans Atlantic Rage, band “parallela”, e le varie collaborazioni. Tra gli album da solista spicca sicuramente “Rhythms of Life”. Strumentale, sì, niente parole. Come lui stesso afferma, sono le emozioni che comandano i brani. Certamente la vita quotidiana, come il titolo del disco afferma, ma sotto un profilo emotivo, non ci si trova davanti ad un mero elenco musicale delle dinamiche degli eventi che affrontiamo ogni giorno. No, ci si trova davanti a momenti, che anche se ripetitivi, vengono vissuti in quell’istante in cui ci piombano addosso. Un fermo immagine dello scontro tra il fuori ed il dentro. E come un’immagine sonora ci viene riproposto. Come genere musicale di riferimento si ha il Jazz, le sue dinamiche base ed i suoi strumenti. Ma non ci si racchiude dentro una definizione, degli schemi prefabbricati, per quanto il Jazz lasci anche liberi di esprimersi, lo fa sempre dentro determinati patterns. Qui non vengono presi alla stretta, ma neanche rotti. Il punto di vista è quello della scintilla che scatta quando una pietra incontra un’altra. Una è il Jazz, l’altra è Balogh, la scintilla il disco. E così scoppia anche un’incendio da dieci brani, ora più lunghi, ora più brevi, ma che si fanno ascoltare con piacere, e fanno cercare le emozioni da cui sono scaturite.
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